Breaking a language barrier can be a challenging task, especially in English. For most people, I’m sure it takes hours of studying and learning the language to grasp it sincerely, but Enes Kanter’s method is a fascinating one.
Kanter couldn’t play his freshman year for the Cats, so what did he do when he wasn’t busy being the Undertaker? He was busy learning English, and how did he learn English? Rosetta Stone? Try again.
In an interview with D.J. Sixsmith of CBS Local Kanter said he learned his English from watching two shows that belong in the annals of Amercian Television. Spongebob Squarepants and Jersey Shore.
Kanter said, ” In college, I couldn’t play, I was just sitting down and watching two shows: Spongebob and Jersey Shore. Because you have to learn the street language, not the normal language.”
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) August 1, 2018
Moments like these are why Enes Kanter is starting to become a fan favorite, not just in New York, but the entire NBA. He makes for an excellent follow on twitter as it seems he has taken pages out of Joel Embiid’s book of twitter trolling. You can follow him on twitter @Enes_Kanter.
You can follow me as well: @BrentW_KSR